Hi bar harbor
I am aware of the German usage for both :-)
Is "angina" (stand-alone) really still used in AE for a sore throat?
(the kat and wupper, who are both native AE speakers, don't seem to think so.)
Certainly in BE "angina" on its own without any qualification these days means "angina pectoris". I thought it was the same in AE.
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary Copyright 2007. WB Saunders, an Elsevier imprint:
angina (an-ji´nә) (an´jĭ-nә) spasmodic, choking, or suffocative pain; now used almost exclusively to denote angina pectoris
. adj., an´ginal., adj. http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns_hl_d...
Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Copyright © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1. A severe, often constricting pain or sensation of pressure, usually referring to angina pectoris.
2. Older term for a sore throat from any cause.http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary....
Both are American medical dictionaries ...